eHealth Blog

Benefits of HIE, Mass HIway Perspective, Featured in Imaging Economics Journal

A recent article in Imaging Economics, a monthly journal focusing on radiology and other imaging technologies, examines the benefits of the health information exchange (HIE) and features the Massachusetts Health Information Highway (Mass HIway) and several comments from Sean Kennedy, HIE director at MeHI.

CMS Releases New FAQs on EHR Incentive Programs

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has added new and updated FAQs about the EHR Incentive Program, including topics on clinical quality measures (CQMs), Meaningful Use objectives, and reporting.

VIDEO: Project IMPACT SEE (Surrogate EHR Environment) Training Session

Many health care providers in Massachusetts, such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities, do not have electronic health records (EHRs), but that does not mean they cannot connect to the Massachusetts Health Information Highway (Mass HIway), the statewide health information exchange (HIE).

The Mass HIway launches new Query and Retrieve Services at “Commonwealth Interconnected”

On January 8th, Governor Deval Patrick and Secretary John Polanowicz participated in a live demonstration of Query and Retrieve Services on the Mass HIway providing a glimpse of the future of care for the Commonwealth.

HIway Spotlight: CVS Caremark MinuteClinic Joins the HIway to Enhance Patient Care with UMass Memorial

CVS Caremark MinuteClinic (CVSMC), which operates 47 walk-in clinics in Massachusetts, and provides treatment for common family illnesses and injuries, administers vaccinations and offers other services, is collaborating with UMass Memorial Health Care (UMMHC) on a Mass HIway Implementation Grant that aims to share patient data electronically between the two organizations. The collaboration is designed to enhance patient care, lower overall costs and assist UMMHC in its migration toward value-based care.

MeHI REC Extended to February 2015

We are excited to announce that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has extended the Regional Extension Center (REC) program for Massachusetts. The Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) serves as the state’s only REC and will be able to continue to assist providers across the Commonwealth with electronic health record (EHR) implementations and Meaningful Use.